Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill left practice early Tuesday, bringing a quick scare to fans.
Indications are he has avoided a serious injury, though.
Hill took a hit to the leg from cornerback Bashaud Breeland as he approached to break up a pass intended to the wideout. Hill limped off the field to receive medical attention in the team’s injury tent on the sideline.
Hill then rode in the front seat of the team’s medical cart to the locker room.
The Chiefs confirmed after practice the injury is a quad contusion and Hill is expected to be fine. The team didn’t indicate if he would miss any practice time, and he didn’t return to practice Tuesday.
“Anytime you have the best playmaker in the NFL go down, it scares ya a little bit,” Chiefs linebacker Reggie Ragland said after practice. “That’s one of my good friends off the field. I know he’s gonna be tough, walk it off. I’m pretty sure we’re gonna see him out here tomorrow practicing. As long as he’s out there September 5 against the Jags, I’m good.”
Hill has never missed a game due to injury, only sitting out Week 17 of the 2017 season.
Hill’s injury happened on the same day his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was reportedly at training camp to discuss a new deal for Hill, who returned to the team for the first time since suspension Saturday. Prior to his suspension for child abuse allegations, the Chiefs were reportedly prepared to make Hill the NFL’s highest-paid receiver.
The NFL left open the possibility of reopening Hill’s investigation if new information ever came to light, which could impact how the language and how the Chiefs structure Hill’s contract moving forward.
The Saints are reportedly in contract negotiations with Michael Thomas, which could drive up the price for wide receivers.
Hill set career highs in receiving yards (1,479) and touchdowns (12) last season.